Legal-Ease: Lawyers best used to help, not hurt

Lawyers are trained to help clients rather than hurt others, so lawyers are best used to help. The legal profession began to help people navigate society’s laws, and lawyers are poorly equipped to exact revenge.

One of the most beautiful Christmas gifts I have ever seen was a piece of scrap paper that my grandmother showed to me after my grandfather’s death. The paper was dated during the Great Depression, when my grandfather was younger than 10. At that time, my grandfather already had a dozen siblings, and his farming family was financially poorer than most of us alive today could imagine.

The paper was clearly a torn corner from another document. On the paper, my grandfather had written a note in pencil to my great-grandparents. The note included an apology from my grandfather to my great-grandparents for not having any tangible Christmas gift to give. More touching to me, my grandfather promised to pray several prayers for my grandparents and their family as my grandfather’s “gift” to his family that Christmas.

Read more about the legal profession in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Lawyers best used to help, not hurt

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Lawyers best used to help, not hurt,” by Lee R. Schroeder, December 23, 2017

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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